How Long Can CEREC® Same-Day Crowns Last?

Most dental offices require at least two visits for long-term dental restorations like dental crowns. However, at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A., we offer CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, technology that allows patients to have access to CEREC same-day crowns. This computer-aided manufacturing process allows us to create restorations at our office while patients wait. Dr. Asher Henegar uses the CEREC system to produce custom bridges, crowns, and veneers. This revolutionary system enables us to cut the time and hassle associated with temporaries and multiple visits to the dental office. Schedule a consultation at our Colorado Springs, CO office to learn more about CEREC crowns and if they are an option for you.

What is a CEREC crown?

Your CEREC procedure begins with a personal treatment plan created by Dr. Henegar in Colorado Springs, CO. First, he takes an electronic scan of your teeth. This scan allows him to precisely produce your restoration. Next, your CEREC restoration is fabricated using specialized computer software that designs a model of your restoration. The amount of time needed to create your restoration depends on its size. Dr. Henegar may choose to modify the restoration, so it’s comfortable and blends with your natural teeth. Once finalized, Dr. Henegar finishes and polishes it before placing it.

How long does a CEREC crown last?

Same-day CEREC crowns can last 5 – 15 years with proper care. How durable these crowns remain depends on many factors, including:

  • Quality of ceramic used to create the crown

  • Proper bonding technique

  • Ensuring that your crown fits well with your bite

Ultimately, your CEREC crown strength may depend on how well it is created. This is why it’s important to get CEREC crowns from a professional dentist with a proven track record of success in this restoration process in Colorado Springs, CO.

CEREC crowns aftercare

After you get your CEREC same-day crown, it’s important that you keep up an efficient at-home dental hygiene routine. You also need to schedule annual dental exams and biannual cleanings at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. in Colorado Springs, CO. At each appointment, Dr. Henegar will check your restoration and perform any necessary repairs or alterations to help keep your teeth healthy. When cared for correctly, your dental restorations can last for years.

Learn more about how CEREC same-day crowns can fix your smile

At R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A., we understand that your time is important. Because so many of our patients have busy schedules, several follow-up visits for dental procedures can be challenging to schedule and keep up with. This is why our patients in Colorado Springs, CO enjoy the convenience of our CEREC single-visit dentistry option. While maintaining quality, Dr. Henegar completes your treatment in just one appointment. He will create your personalized ceramic crown or other restoration while you’re relaxing in the dentist’s chair.

Best of all, CEREC restorations are usually covered by insurance. We will work with your dental insurance company to verify your coverage before we start treatment. If you don’t have dental insurance, we offer an in-office dental service plan that reduces out of pocket costs for patients without insurance at 30% less than the normal office fees. Don’t let time be the reason you don’t address your dental needs. Contact the professional team at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. in Colorado Springs, CO to learn more about CEREC same-day crowns and schedule your appointment with Dr. Henegar today.

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